As an inter-CRSP activity, the soil management CRSP projects headed by the University of Florida and Montana State University (TOA) collaborate in West-Africa. Work focuses on Carbon sequestration. The SM-CRSP Carbon project headed by University of Florida will focus on monitoring carbon and model the impact of alternative mangement strategies. The TOA project on the other hand will focus on the policy interventions and the higher scale levels.

Millet and groundnut are the main crops in the study area during a relatively short growing season.

During the dry season it is too dry for crops and extensive grazing by livestock it the main activity.